@kimquydang

1) Why did you decide to get into this industry?

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A couple of years ago, I was an assistant professor in applied mathematics at Yale. I realized I was about to become a mediocre researcher and (or because I was) an unhappy frustrated lonely person. Joy and inspiration were gone, routine set in. I thought of all the friends I have in arts and film and how much I enjoy being around them, so I decided to start over. The first movie I produced called “Everything is Wonderful” can already be bought on Amazon and iTunes!!

I know I could do many things in my life, but honestly, I just want to have fun. That’s why I work in this industry.

 

2) What’s a defining moment in your life?

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The births of my younger sisters. I don’t have children, but I do know how unconditional love and care feels because of them.

 

3) What is your biggest concern with the future?

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I’m always afraid of the moments (even short moments) when I’m full of fear and concerns. I try to remind myself that these moments are just necessary pitstops on a highway to where I want to go. But I’m horrified of the thought that my car could break down at one of those ugly gas stations.

 

4) What is a successful moment in your career so far?

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I’m in general a very lucky person with many very good friends in the industry, which kind of leads to a lot of successful moments. I’m lucky for example that the first feature movie I’ve ever produced (“Everything is Wonderful”) became such a beautiful charming film.

 

5) What advice do you have for other women in the industry?

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What advice do you have for other women in the industry? There’s no advice I could give. I constantly watch and learn, so I can grow.

But a very successful female producer I worked for half-jokingly said once: “If you’re a producer, don’t wait for Thank You’s”. Best reminder to stay humble:-)

Premiere of Everything is Wonderful – photo by Peter Lueders

 

6) What, if anything, do you collect?

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I’m crazy about essential oils!

 

7) What are you working on next? In addition, if people want to find out more about you, where can they find you on social media?

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In addition, if people want to find out more about you, where can they find you on social media? I keep working on studio projects with great filmmakers as I’m preparing for my own projects through my company W Film Productions. I have a couple of scripts on the table I’d like to produce. One of these projects is a comedy called “Edi has a tumor” written by Pia Mechler, who also directed “Everything is Wonderful”.

 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kimquydang/?hl=en

http://everythingiswonderful-movie.com

http://wfilmproductions.com

 

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